United States Seventh Circuit - July 2008 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Dalhouse

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Conviction for possessing a gun while being an illegal-drug user is affirmed where: 1) defendant's confession was admissible independent of the rule...
07/24/2008 07-2654

Gonzalez v. Aurora

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Elections, Government Law
In a suit under section 2 of the Voting Rights Act seeking an injunction to redraw a city's ward boundaries, summary judgment for city is affirmed...
07/24/2008 06-4175

US v. Diekhoff

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Health Law
Convictions for kidnapping and gun possession are affirmed where: 1) evidence of defendant's prior kidnapping conviction and the testimony of an...
07/24/2008 07-1432

Caskey v. Colgate-Palmolive Co.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Rights, Evidence, Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a discrimination suit brought by a terminated employee, summary judgment for defendants is affirmed where: 1) plaintiff did not produce evidence...
07/24/2008 06-2919

US v. Magers

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Conviction for sending threatening letters from prison to public officials is affirmed, and counsel's motion to withdraw under Anders is granted,...
07/24/2008 07-2356

Pakovich v. Broadspire Servs. Inc.

United States Seventh Circuit
ERISA, Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
In an ERISA suit challenging defendant-plan administrator's denial of long term disability benefits, summary judgment for defendants finding that...
07/24/2008 07-1520

Montano v. Chicago

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Injury & Tort Law, Sanctions
In a suit seeking recovery for injuries suffered by plaintiffs in confrontations with police, dismissals of plaintiffs' claims are affirmed in part...
07/23/2008 06-2148

US v. Clark

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Convictions for possession and conspiracy to distribute cocaine are affirmed where: 1) evidence of prior drug relationships was properly admitted; 2)...
07/23/2008 07-1336, 07-1411

Huang v. Mukasey

United States Seventh Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Immigration Law
Petitions for review of BIA's denials of several petitions to reopen removal proceedings are dismissed in part and denied in part where no reviewable...
07/23/2008 07-2961, 07-3322, 07-3673, 07-3840

Magallanes v. Ill. Bell Tel. Co.

United States Seventh Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Contracts, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Labor & Employment Law
Dismissal of an employment-discrimination suit because the parties had settled is reversed where defendant-employer did not meet its burden to prove...
07/23/2008 07-3028